posted on Jun, 17 2003 @ 07:00 PM
Former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno has officially applied for the re-instatement of his British Boxing Board of Control licence.
The 41-year-old has not fought since losing to Mike Tyson for the second time in Las Vegas over seven years ago.
However, Bruno has recently been mooted as a possible future opponent for Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison and this move would suggest that he
is seriously considering that prospect.
Southern Area Council chief Robert Smith told www.secondsout.com: "We have received an application from Mr Bruno and we'll be dealing with his
application just as we would with any other.
"But obviously, there are a few matters which we need to have cleared up before we go forward."
The most likely obstacle to Bruno boxing again would be past problems with retina damage.
Smith added: "I think you'd be living in cuckoo land not to have a query about his eyes. We've asked Mr Bruno for further information before we
consider his application any further."
Bruno was crowned WBC champion when claiming a unanimous points win over Oliver McCall in September 1995 before losing to Tyson in his first defence
six months later.
The much-adored British icon had previously lost three other world title bouts against Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Tim Witherspoon. His record currently
stands at 40-5, with 38 of those wins coming by knockout.